Just hours after Brandon Guyer was extended by the Cleveland Indians, the Los Angeles Angels announced via Twitter that they have extended outfielder Kole Calhoun to a three-year extension, which includes a club option for the 2020 season.
— Angels (@Angels) January 18, 2017
Originally, Calhoun signed a $6.35 million deal to avoid arbitration for the 2017 season, but instead, he will $6 million. In 2018, Calhoun will be paid $8.5 million and $10.5 million in 2019. The club option for 2020 will be worth $14 million with a buyout of $1 million, meaning that the deal would max out at 4 years and $39 million.
Calhoun, age 29, is the 2015 Gold Glove winner for Right Field in the American League, when he posted a .989 fielding percentage and 11 outfield assists. In 2016, both statistics dropped to .985 and 9 respectively.
Offensively, in 2016, Calhoun slashed .271/.348/.438, with 18 home runs and 75 runs batted in, with an OPS+ of 117. He recorded a WAR of 3.4 and improved his plate discipline, walking a career-high 67 times and cutting his strikeout total of 164 from 2015 to 118 in 2016.